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Rick DeGroot was Mia Dearden's intimidating pimp until she was found by Oliver Queen.

Season Nine

Rick appeared at a battle arena where Mia was fighting and forced her to return to the streets, so she could pay what she owed to him acting as a prostitute. Oliver offered to pay the account that Mia was with Rick, but the girl stole Oliver's car instead and offered it to Rick in exchange for her freedom. But Rick wanted more and told her that he didn't want to let her go as she was his best employee and required her to reveal Oliver's location. Rick attempted to kidnap Oliver, and Lois appeared on the scene and fought against Rick and his thugs. Mia confronted him but Rick easily overpowered her. When he prepared to kill Lois and Oliver, Clark appeared and defeated him by blasting his machine gun.

Rick also appeared as a subject of Maxwell Lord's, as he was one to have caught a glimpse of The Blur when he tried to kill Lois and Oliver.


  • In Charade, a computer screen gives his last name as "DeGroot".